Our children are encouraged to get outdoors as much as possible for plenty of fresh air and exercise.
Children have direct access to the nursery garden, which has plenty of room for children to climb, ride trikes and run around, and a built in canopied area to provide shade in summer. This makes an ideal space for quieter activities like painting, drawing, games or reading.
New this year is our very popular mud kitchen and we also have a dedicated growing area for seeds and vegetables. Waterproof clothing and wellington boots are readily available (and compulsory) for the messier activities.
Both indoors and out, older children are encouraged to take on a nurturing role, helping the younger ones to try new activities and be aware of their safety.
Our skilled practitioners are always on hand to ensure the children's safety, help them to sort out conflict and to encourage learning opportunities that naturally emerge through play. They are highly trained to balance safety, on the one hand, with children's natural desire to take risks, on the other. Our play area has soft-play surfacing so that any fall is comfortably cushioned.
The garden is always alive and busy, with a choice of staff-led activities such as skipping, balancing, ball games, music making, bubble-blowing and nature projects - or the freedom to play as they choose.